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guessing during these times with alot at home time I decided to jump into the hobby

purchased a 240 gallon tank 96x24x24
Found a spot for it and started working
Would love feed back and suggestions

I set the tank in the wall cut holes out to run pluming my issue it it will be a little bit of a distance to the sump around the return the further one sits 7 ft and then comes to a 12 wall and then into the fish room .
I have a reeflo yellow tail head presure around 36 do you think this will be ok ?
And also I ran 3/4 tub for return and the head is 1.5 in a reduced is needed I will provly have to put another pump in for a manifold in the future

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Hello,

glad you got the build thread going. I think the reeflo will work if the run is horizontal, or you pumping up a floor. If you are planning a manifold down the road it may not hurt to put a bigger pump in now Instead of 2.

I would say go 1” on the plumbing. 3/4 is like putting a rev limiter on a Porsche, would be the best way I could describe it. It will work and go fast, but you will want wide open.

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Hello,

glad you got the build thread going. I think the reeflo will work if the run is horizontal, or you pumping up a floor. If you are planning a manifold down the road it may not hurt to put a bigger pump in now Instead of 2.

I would say go 1” on the plumbing. 3/4 is like putting a rev limiter on a Porsche, would be the best way I could describe it. It will work and go fast, but you will want wide open.

@Crabs McJones can this move to member tank or discussion the same?
This forum is appropriate for large tank builds :)
 
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If the holes for return are drilled 3/4 how can I change that or just run 1 in and then a reducer right befor them ?
 
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If the holes for return are drilled 3/4 how can I change that or just run 1 in and then a reducer right befor them ?

I am surprised they are 3/4 on that size. Than the 3/4 would make sense.
 

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Some work in progress built a canopy and stand around the tank also sheet rocked all the walls in fish room and utility room going pluming is next ... stand is not done 100 percent used pvc boards still have to sand and paint them to make them seemles... i order pistons off Amazon and make the from hood flip up to the celing

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Update I upgraded
Purchase list
Abazz a400
Gyre 350 dual
Wave neptune
Radion g5 blue 3x (not sure if I will need more ) probly will add 2 more
Reeflife skimmer sciene pump
25k watt whole house generator lost 2 fish when a storm hit not letting that happen again lol
I put a sumppump in my fish room so I can have a sink 100 percent needed

Fish
265 reef clean up crew from reefcleaners
2 back clown
2 big head sunburst
7 anthias lyrtail
1 anthias
1 trigger
1 magnificent fox face
1 naso tang
1 melinarias wrasse
1 yellow wresse
1 soho tang
2 yellow tangs
1 rabbit orange spott
2 bassles
1 blended
1 hawkish

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Almost there tank has been running for 6 months now finally got all equipment hooked up .... just wanted to share some photos

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Wow looks good . great job on plumbing that Monster U.V straight back to the display . Now only if you had a good brother in law to put a nice holy grail torch in that display
 

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